Maggie Koerth-Baker

Senior Science Reporter at @FiveThirtyEight. Nieman Fellow. Science and society = my jam. Occasional cute kid stories. She/Her.

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Who Will Science The Scientists?
March, 15 2019
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The Green New Deal Is Impractical, But ‘Practical’ Solutions Haven’t Worked Either
February, 14 2019
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How Much Is The Government Spending On Climate Change? We Don’t Know, And Neither Do They
February, 8 2019
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Americans Were A Lot Less Worried About Climate Change Before Trump Took Office
February, 6 2019
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How To Make Sure Your Recycling Gets Recycled
January, 18 2019
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The Era Of Easy Recycling May Be Coming To An End
January, 10 2019
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We Have Ways To Stop Rogue Scientists. They Don’t Always Work.
December, 10 2018
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Who Would Win A Fight Between An Anaconda And A Komodo Dragon?
December, 3 2018
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Human Behavior Might Be The Hardest Part Of Climate Change To Predict
November, 27 2018
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California’s Wildfires Could Mean A Generation Of Lung Problems
November, 20 2018
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Who Should Recount Elections: People … Or Machines?
November, 5 2018
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Only 6 Percent Of U.S. Terrorists Act Alone, But They Are Prolific
October, 26 2018
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How To Make Sense Of This Week’s Mail Bombs
October, 25 2018
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Why Politicians Don’t Always Listen To Political Scientists
October, 18 2018
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What Happens When Humans Fall In Love With An Invasive Species
October, 16 2018
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How Climate Change Made Our Hurricane Predictions Way More Accurate
October, 12 2018
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Why We’re Stuck With An Inadequate Hurricane Rating System
October, 9 2018
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Why Humans Are Bad At Spotting Lies
September, 28 2018
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Science Says Toxic Masculinity — More Than Alcohol — Leads To Sexual Assault
September, 26 2018
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Slow-Moving Storms Like Florence Are Dangerous — And Becoming The Norm
September, 17 2018
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Money And Elections: A Complicated Love Story
September, 10 2018
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Hacking The Electric Grid Is Damned Hard
August, 13 2018
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Can Science Save Politics?
August, 6 2018
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Your Tweets Are Somehow Worthy Of Scientific Study
July, 26 2018
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Wildfires In The U.S. Are Getting Bigger
July, 17 2018
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Pruitt Was Friendly To The Energy Industry. His Replacement Was Paid By It.
July, 6 2018
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Science Wants Your Data
June, 25 2018
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Nuclear Power Won’t Survive Without A Government Handout
June, 14 2018
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You Can’t Opt Out Of Sharing Your Data, Even If You Didn’t Opt In
May, 3 2018
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Should We Trust Michael Cohen If He Flips On Trump?
April, 30 2018
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Who Built The First House? And What Even Is A House?
April, 19 2018
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If Pruitt Gets Fired, Liberals And Conservatives Could Both End Up Disappointed
April, 12 2018
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The Pay Gap Is Way Too Entrenched To Be Solved By Women Alone
April, 10 2018
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The Trouble With Quitting Facebook Is That We Like Facebook
March, 27 2018
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What It’s Like To Watch #MeToo When It Is You, Too
March, 16 2018
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These Researchers Have Been Trying To Stop School Shootings For 20 Years
March, 14 2018
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It’s One Thing For Trump To Like Uranium. It’s Another For Him To Save It.
February, 21 2018
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How Much Sugar Would It Take To Get A Rocket To The Moon?
February, 1 2018
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A Competency Test For Trump Could Be A Bad Idea
January, 12 2018
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Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. I Found One That Isn’t.
January, 2 2018
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Can Trump’s Pick To Lead The Weather Service Really Be Independent Of His Family Business?
December, 22 2017
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Politics Moves Fast. Peer Review Moves Slow. What’s A Political Scientist To Do?
December, 19 2017
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The Complicated Legacy Of A Panda Who Was Really Good At Sex
November, 28 2017
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The Contract Scandal In Puerto Rico May Say More About The Utility Than It Says About Trump
November, 21 2017
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One Thanksgiving Won’t Make You Obese. Twenty Thanksgivings, Though …
November, 20 2017
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Climate Science Isn’t Being Silenced Everywhere In Washington
November, 17 2017
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What Would Happen If There Were No Number 6?
October, 24 2017
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Why Puerto Rico’s Electric Grid Stood No Chance Against Maria
October, 16 2017
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Mass Shootings Are A Bad Way To Understand Gun Violence
October, 3 2017
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One More Thing For Puerto Rico To Worry About: Disease-Ridden Mosquitoes
September, 26 2017
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Maggie Koerth-Baker is a writer who has produced content for fivethirtyeight.com and undark.org
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Climate Change, United States, Puerto Rico, Nobel Prize, President Trump, Social Media, Trump Administration, Environmental Protection, Mass Shootings, Adults Forget
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